Team

Mosaic Capital was founded in 2013 by a group of senior investment professionals with significant lower middle market private equity experience who believe there is a substantial market opportunity to provide business owners and management teams with a differentiated change of control option through an EO buyout and create thousands of employee owners. Collectively, Mosaic has 60+ years of ESOP experience with 120+ ESOP transactions both as principals and advisors.

Steve Buchanan

Founder, Managing Partner

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Steve Buchanan

Founder, Managing Partner

Steve Buchanan is a Founder and Managing Partner at Mosaic Capital.

Steve currently sits on the Board of Directors of Best Friends Pet Hotel, Linxx Global Solutions and Sayers Technology.  Previously he was Board Observer for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging and PLI Cards.

Prior to founding Mosaic Capital, Steve was a Founding Partner at Dogwood Equity. Steve is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he received his degree in finance.

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Keith Butcher

Founder, Partner

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Keith Butcher

Founder, Partner

Keith Butcher is a Founder and Partner at Mosaic Capital.

Keith currently sits on the Board of Directors of Custom Profile, Galfab and Sayers Technology.

Alongside his time with Mosaic, Keith is Managing Director with ButcherJoseph & Company, an ESOP-focused investment bank. Prior to founding Mosaic Capital, Keith was an Executive President of Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., an ESOP-owned company and Executive Director with Morgan Stanley.  Keith is a graduate of Bradley University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in international business and finance, and he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Wake Forest University School of Law.

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Bill Hayes

Founder, Partner

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Bill Hayes

Founder, Partner

Bill Hayes is a Founder and Partner at Mosaic Capital.

Bill currently sits on the Board of Directors of Express Medical Transporters, ETAK Systems, and Linxx Global Solutions.

Prior to founding Mosaic Capital, Bill was Head of Corporate Credit for Deerfield Capital Management and Managing Director with Babson Capital Management. Bill is a graduate of The Citadel where he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.

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Ian Mohler

Partner

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Ian Mohler

Partner

Ian Mohler is a Partner and joined Mosaic Capital in 2013.

Ian currently sits on the Board of Directors of Best Friends Pet Hotel, ETAK Systems, Galfab and Hollandia Produce.

Prior to Mosaic, Ian was CFO of Immaculate Banking Company and a Vice President at Dogwood Equity. Ian is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Finance and an M.S. in Accountancy.

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Joe Strycharz

Founder, Partner

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Joe Strycharz

Founder, Partner

Joe Strycharz is a Founder and Partner at Mosaic Capital.

Joe currently sits on the Board of Directors of Boston Barricade and Linxx Global Solutions.

Alongside his time with Mosaic, Joe is Managing Director with ButcherJoseph & Company, an ESOP-focused investment bank in St. Louis, MO. Prior to founding Mosaic Capital, Joe was an Executive Vice President of Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., an ESOP-owned company and Executive Director with Morgan Stanley. Joe is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a member of the 1986 national championship football team.

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Dabney Smith

Founder, Special Advisor

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Dabney Smith

Founder, Special Advisor

Dabney Smith is a Founder and Special Advisor at Mosaic Capital.

Dabney currently sits on the Board of Directors of Boston Barricade, Custom Profile, and Express Medical Transporters and is a Board Observer for Gautier Steel.

Prior to founding Mosaic Capital, Dabney was a Founding Partner at Dogwood Equity and CEO of Banc of America SBIC Corporation. Dabney is a graduate of Duke University where he received a degree in economics and of Auburn University where he earned an MBA.

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Brett Findlay

Vice President

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Brett Findlay

Vice President

Brett Findlay is a Vice President and joined Mosaic Capital in 2015.

Brett is a Board Observer for Best Friends Pet Hotel and Galfab.

Prior to Mosaic, Brett was an Analyst with TIAA-CREF (now Nuveen Asset Management). Brett is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Economics with Honors

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